Welcome to the second week of our Season by Hand! We have some beautiful inspiration this week of things that can be made by hand while away from your sewing machine. We’re starting out with Suz of PatchworknPlay. Suz has a lovely blog and I especially love looking at her use of color. She often uses a lot of the fabrics I love, but pairs them in unique ways that inspire me to step out of my comfort zone a little bit, as they’re always so beautiful. Suz is actually Australian, and was part of my reasoning for calling this series “A Season by Hand”, because it is winter in the southern hemisphere. However, since winter is a great time for hand sewing too, hopefully all our friends around the world can join us this season.
Hi, I’m Suz, from PatchworknPlay
Thank you for stopping by on my day of
“Season By Hand”,
to see what I like to have on hand
for some Summer sewing….
(Any time of the year, for that matter
as it’s Winter ‘down under’!)
I love felt….
I made this bunny as a special Easter gift.
There’s so much inspiration out there,
whether it’s on Pinterest, where I have a
Or in books –
I borrowed these from my local Library!
Felt is so portable, not expensive, and very versatile!
I had a hard time deciding what to share with you…
So I made these three items especially for today!
(looking for a new home!)
These are from a pattern at Purlbee, where you will find even more inspiration!
Or A Bracelet….
This is my own design, made with some Liberty fabric yo-yos…
also made by hand!
The possibilities are endless….
You really only need some felt, thread (Perle or embroidery stranded cotton) and a needle!
And its not a huge time commitment for almost instant return!
This is my hand sewing travel kit,
Perfect for Summer, Winter, anytime!
Please give felt a try,
I’m sure you will have fun with it!
I’d love to see some felt creations linked up too!